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RATINGS: 1058   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (730) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Deep brown pour, tall fluffy tan head. Malt dominate aroma, more emphasis of lighter aromas like bread. Taste incorporates some darker fruit notes. There’s a fair bit of hot alcohol at the end mixed with a prominent bitterness. Not very complex, no spice. Soft palate. Was dissapointed.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (354) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Aroma is sweet dark malt, some dark fruits, fig, a little alcohol. Appearance is hazy brownish orange with medium fizzy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Taste is large sweet malt forward, bread crust, some plum fig, bit of roast, tangy herbal hopping flavor. Palate is medium +, sweetness up front followed by bread crust and herbal tangy flavor hopping that lingers, Alcohol hidden pretty well, nice smoothness for a big beer. Overall a nice quad, but nothing amazing here. A little high on the bitterness IMO. Also lacking the complexity needed to be a better example of the style. The price wasn’t outrageous though so its worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (318) - - DEC 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Hazy Amber color with an off white head. Plum raisin sweet malt aroma. Heavy sticky body. Plum raisin flavor. All around good but need more intensity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a beautiful, hazy brown color with a pillowy white head. Nice aromas of dark fruit and spices. Tastes more of the same along with some caramel sweetness. The ABV came through too much and was a bit harsh. Overall it’s a good beer with excellent aromas and smells but it seems a little untamed with the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
26/X/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: XI/9/14 (2015-1520) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Clear deep orange to amber beer, creamy beige head, little stable, pretty adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty oxidized, honey, floral, sherry notes, some cardboard, sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sourish start, spicy, floral, touch of honey, pretty bitter, citrus, lemony touch. Aftertaste: honey, malty, very fruity, some banana, bitter, sourish touch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from Martin’s West in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark fruits, yeasty esters, spiced floral. Taste is both rich and crisp with lots of spiced fruit. Really great American Quadrupel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1844) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Opaque dark amber. Lasting rich frothy off-white head. Soft; almost spritzy carbonation. Lighter Full body. Dark fruit. Spicy, peppery. Caramel. Toasty. Pleasant inlaid alcohol. Its got its own character. The spiciness stands out. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (739) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Thick And chewy. Caramel and roast. Heavy yet something slightly floral in there. .

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Auburn body with off white head. Sweet nose of honey, banana, wood, candied malts and spice. Dark fruit taste, clove, and yeasty phenols. Medium body with sticky feel. Very drinkable considering ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fujimo2000 (47) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pours dark copper with a rapidly dissipating off white head. Aroma is cherries, dried banana and plums. Taste is the same. Very nice Quad.


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